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Have you ever wondered what the meaning is behind a person’s tattoo? Well, you’re in luck. Here is a handy guide to help you learn the traditional meaning, or meanings, behind a huge assortment of different tattoos. Of course, everyone has their own personal meanings attached to their tattoos so don’t assume that any of these answers are definite, think of them as a sort of guideline.
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Butterflies: These insects symbolize a metamorphosis, change, rebirth and beauty. Known for physically entering the world as a colorless caterpillar before emerging from a cocoon a vibrant, winged butterfly. In Japanese tradition the butterfly is seen as the representation of someone’s soul. The Greek word for butterfly loosely translates into soul. To the Chinese seeing two butterflies flying together is a symbol of love.